August 24, 2019
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Cleaning and Maintenance Franchise News

City Wide Franchise Named to 2019 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Second Consecutive Year

Inc. magazine revealed today that City Wide Franchise is on its 38th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, for the second year in a row.

MaidPro Ranks 2nd on Franchise Business Reviews 2019 List of Top Service Franchises

MaidPro has been named No. 2 overall on Franchise Business Review’s 2019 list of the Top Service Franchises. MaidPro is ranked first in the Cleaning & Maintenance Category. The list consists of 88 elite franchises.

Fish Window Cleaning Honors 2019 Award Winners

At the 2019 Fish Window Cleaning Annual Convention, the top franchisees were recognized for their commitment to growing the FISH brand and providing top-quality service.

Enviro-Master Named to Prestigious Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Consecutive Year

Enviro-Master, the nation’s leading commercial restroom hygiene company, is ranked 2,392 on the 38th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

milliCare Becomes a Brand Partner with CGI Franchise

milliCare, an environmentally sustainable commercial floor and textile care franchise, has become a Brand Partner of CGI Franchise.

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine today revealed that Stratus Building Solutions, the nation’s leading green cleaning and janitorial services franchise, is No. 3161 on its annual Inc. 5000 list.

Restoration 1® Named to Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the 2019 Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine today revealed that Waco-based Restoration 1 is No. 1415 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies

JDog Foundation Launches the Baugher Initiative to Honor Post-9/11 Heroes

The JDog Foundation has kicked off its first national awareness campaign with the Baugher Initiative, which was inspired by Marine Corps Veteran and JDog Junk Removal & Hauling franchise owner, Rob Baugher.

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opens Location in Reno-Lake Tahoe

America’s leader in low voltage landscape and architectural lighting, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (OLP), is pleased to announce the opening of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Reno-Lake Tahoe.

City Wide Opens First Canada Location in Southwestern Ontario

City Wide, the nation’s largest management company in the building maintenance industry, announced the opening of its first Canada-based office.

Aroche Janitorial Service, LLC Wins Coverall Franchise Owner of the Year Award

Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor in the commercial cleaning industry, announced today that Aroche Janitorial Service, LLC is the recipient of the 2018 Coverall Franchised Business Owner of the Year Award.

Enviro-Master Offers Lucrative Franchise Ownership Opportunity

Enviro-Master, the nation’s leading commercial restroom hygiene company, is growing its presence throughout the United States with franchise ownership opportunities positioned to capitalize on its successful business model and widespread customer...

City Wide Bolsters its National Business Development with Divisional Vice President

City Wide Franchise, the franchise counterpart of the nation's premier building maintenance management company, announced today the appointment of Ryan Sklar to the role of Divisional Vice President of National Business.

A Business Model Based on Cleaning Up after Disasters and a Man Who Sees the Silver Lining in Every Situation

Since 1966, Paul Davis Restoration has been providing restoration and cleanup services to the residential and commercial market.

Entrepreneur Magazine Names MaidPro a 2019 Top Global Franchise

MaidPro has been named a Top Global Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, which makes the franchise a great choice for entrepreneurs looking to purchase a business.

ServiceMaster Names Deborah H. Caplan to Board of Directors

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) today announced the appointment of Deborah H. Caplan to its board of directors.

milliCare Returns To Chicago With New Franchise

milliCare Floor & Textile Care, a franchise network of high-quality carpet care professionals, announces the addition of a new franchise in North Chicago.

Patio Pools & Spas Owners Nicole and Gene Ragel Partner with Poolwerx to Expand Pool Supply and Service Business in Tucson

Tucson-based Patio Pools & Spas owners Nicole and Gene Ragel announced the conversion of their pool supply and service business under the Poolwerx franchise as their partnership became effective on June 17th, 2019.

Anago Cleaning Systems Named Top 50 Global Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Anago Cleaning Systems has been named a top 50 global franchise by Entrepreneur magazine, placing 42nd on the publication's annual Global Franchise 200 rankings.

The Maids Cleans Up The Rogue Valley In Southern Oregon

Chris and Paula Luz recently opened a franchise of The Maids, a home cleaning service specializing in professional, detailed residential cleaning.

Eric McPherson Brings Full-Service House Care Company, TruBlue Total House Care, to League City Area

Local businessman Eric McPherson is pleased to announce the launch of his new full-service house care company, TruBlue Total House Care of League City.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings to Announce Second-Quarter 2019 Results

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) confirmed its plan to release its unaudited second-quarter 2019 financial results after 6 a.m. central time (7 a.m. eastern time) on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Monster Tree Service Awards Territory in Northeast Georgia

Monster Tree Service, the nation’s first and fastest-growing tree service franchise, is expanding to Northeast Georgia.

College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving® Exceeds Goals, Donating 1 Million Meals to Children and Families in Need

College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving® announces it has reached its One Millionth Meal Donated milestone just two years after partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere.

Monster Tree Service Awards Territory in Northern Rhode Island

Monster Tree Service, the nation’s first and fastest-growing tree service franchise, is expanding to Northern Rhode Island.

OpenWorks Appoints Liz Caracciolo as Chief Operating Officer

OpenWorks, a leading national facility services and commercial cleaning franchise operator, has appointed Liz Caracciolo as its Chief Operating Officer.

Calling All Veterans: Veteran Shark Tank Embarks on National Search for Winning Business Concept

Veteran Shark Tank is going national. The annual program to find the best Veteran business concept is expanding to four cities before finalists convene in Philadelphia for the ultimate showdown.

Monster Tree Service Awards Territory in Connecticut and Massachusetts

Monster Tree Service, the nation’s first and fastest-growing tree service franchise, is expanding to Connecticut and Massachusetts.

PuroClean

PuroClean Announces Companywide Adoption Of Xactware’s Restoration Manager

At its 2019 international convention, PuroClean announced its companywide implementation of Xactware’s Restoration ManagerTM solution.

Randy Heuer Aims to Serve Community in a New Way with New Business, TruBlue Total House Care of Delano

Randy Heuer’s career has always been focused on serving the community. Now he’s looking forward to focusing on that mission in a new way with his new business, TruBlue Total House Care of Delano.

milliCare Returns To Atlanta With New Franchise

milliCare Floor & Textile Care, a franchise network of high-quality carpet care professionals, announces the addition of a new franchise in Atlanta.

Dryer Vent Wizard Awards Top Franchisees

Dryer Vent Wizard, North America's leading dryer maintenance and repair franchise, honored outstanding achievement across its franchise system.

Poolwerx Is Blowing the Competition Out of the Water in the US Under the Leadership of Entrepreneur John O'Brien

Poolwerx is the world's only global retail pool brand and the largest in the pool service industry.

HouseMaster® Named a Top Multi-Unit Franchise and Top Low-Cost Franchise by Franchise Business Review

HouseMaster®, the first and most experienced home inspection brand in North America, was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2019 Top Multi-Unit Franchises Report.

Newest Office Pride Location Opens In Stewartstown, Pa.

A Stewartstown couple has opened a franchise location of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, fulfilling a longtime dream.

Monster Tree Service Awards Territory in Northeast Wisconsin

Monster Tree Service, the nation’s first and fastest-growing tree service franchise, is expanding to Northeast Wisconsin.

Servpro Industries, LLC, Named a 2019 Tennessean Top Workplace

For the fourth time in the past five years, Gallatin-based Servpro Industries, LLC has been recognized as a Top Workplace in Middle Tennessee.

Lapels Dry Cleaning of Wilmington (209 Main Street) leads Lapels Dry Cleaning annual clothing drive to benefit Big Brother Big Sister Foundation

Lapels Dry Cleaning of Wilmington Owner Lan Nguyen stood proudly behind the oversized check being presented to Big Brother Big Sister Executive Director Steve Beck.

City Wide Franchise Expanding Into Canada

City Wide Franchise, the franchisor of the nation’s premier management company in the building maintenance industry, today announced it has signed an agreement to open its first location in Canada.

Five MaidPro Locations Receive Best of HomeAdvisor Award for 2019

MaidPro, a leading residential cleaning franchise, is happy to announce that five of our franchisees have received the Best of HomeAdvisor Award for 2019.

Ready - Set - Grill (Safely)

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), July is the peak month for grilling fires, followed by June, May, and August.

Office Pride’s ‘Rock Star’ Franchisees Open Second Location in Birmingham Area

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Service’s Ashley and Steve Winkle recently opened a second franchise location, Office Pride of Birmingham-Homewood.

Monster Tree Service Awards Territory in Grand Strand of South Carolina

Monster Tree Service, the nation’s first and fastest-growing tree service franchise, is expanding to the Grand Strand of South Carolina.

New TruBlue Total House Care Franchise Launches in Monmouth County, New Jersey

TruBlue Total House Care is pleased to announce the launch of a new franchise to serve Monmouth County, New Jersey.

MaidPro Franchise Chosen as a Best Place to Work by Inc. Magazine

MaidPro believes that happy employees are more productive and it's paid off as they've just been named one of the nation’s Best Place to Work by Inc. Magazine.

Restoration Giant Paul Davis Mourns The Loss Of Namesake Founder

“Our offices are a bit somber this morning,” said Rich Wilson, President and CEO of Jacksonville-based Paul Davis Restoration Inc. this past Friday, June 14th.

HouseMaster Home Inspections Expands to Auburn

HouseMaster announces the opening of a new location in Auburn, Alabama, owned by NIBI-trained and Alabama licensed home inspector Richard Spencer.

Franchise Owner of The Maids in East Toronto and Durham Region Honored as Spirit Award Recipient

Lynn Mulroy was rewarded for the leadership and support she provides to her fellow colleagues within The Maids franchise network, by recently receiving the Jeff Harris Spirit Award.

HouseMaster Home Inspections Expands to East Bay

HouseMaster, the first and most experienced home inspection franchise in North America, announces the opening of a new location in the East Bay region owned by Cliff Olson.

Lapels Dry Cleaning Expands Clothing Restoration Services

Lapels Dry Cleaning recently expanded its restoration clothing services department to better serve disaster restoration specialists, insurance companies, police, fire and other organizations.


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Features & Special Reports

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop’s Service Standard Is A Cut Above

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop is a brand that seeks feedback from its customers, recognizes and rewards employees, and utilizes a system that ensures standards are enforced. This results in loyal customers who keep coming back.

Making the Cut: Ex-MLB Pitcher Finds Success in Franchising

Former MLB pitcher Kyle Sleeth is throwing a perfect game with Floyd's 99 Barbershop.

Entering a Foreign Market – Resources To Help You Succeed

If you're a U.S. franchise brand looking to enter a foreign market, these resources are for you!

Multi-Brand Operators Open Their First of 7 Del Tacos In Atlanta

Multi-Brand Partners Are Bringing Del Taco To The Atlanta Market With An Agreement To Open 7 Locations.

Domino's, McDonald's, and KFC Air Brexit-Related Warnings on Supplies, Prices

U.S. firms operating in the U.K. warn of shortages and price hikes amidst Brexit uncertainty.

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Enters South America with a 100-Unit Deal in Brazil

Texas-style barbecue coming to Brazil in a 100-unit deal for Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Franchise Brands Continue Outperforming S&P 500 Index

Index Finds Franchise Brands Are Outperforming S&P Stocks 2 To 1.

Capital Options - Mezzanine Debt Lenders

Exploring The Features And Benefits Of Mezzanine Debt Lenders In Multi-Unit Operator Expansion.

Good News! - August 2019

Welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, regulation and legislation, technology, milestones, and other news about franchisors large, medium, and emerging.

Multi-Unit Franchisee Insight – Hiring, Firing, Training, & Retaining Employees

Multi-Unit Operators Talk About How They Hire, Fire, Train, & Retain Employees.

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